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Welcome to Snackface. I’m so happy you’re here. I’m Kailey, the creator, writer, eater and drinker behind this website. This is a space for celebrating everything great about food, friendships, life and being a woman, all shared in snackable little bites.

Santa Barbara: Weekend at the Belmond

Santa Barbara: Weekend at the Belmond

Are engagement-moons a thing? I know there are honeymoons and babymoons, but are there engagement-moons? Well, regardless, Zach and I considered it a thing and did it anyway. 

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A few weeks after our engagement, in the midst of a very busy time at work, we escaped it all and drove up to Santa Barbara for a weekend. Sure, I spent the entire drive on conference calls but that's neither here nor there.

Once we made it to the Belmond El Encanto, an actual HAVEN in a hill, all stress melted away. It's unbelievably quiet and peaceful, and if I were in more of the swing of things I'd have more photos of our beautiful room to share.

But that's the thing that happens when you're truly at ease: you forget basically how to do anything at all. That is luxury. 

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When not lounging by the pool reading for hours, we explored the sleepy, beachy town of Santa Barbara by foot. It's small enough to do so, and every street has a beautiful home to view or a cute boutique to shop. Oh, and delicious food around every corner.

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Weekends to just pause, slow down and breathe are imperative. This weekend back in January was much needed . We needed a moment to ourselves to celebrate and soak it all in before a truly crazy February (I moved! I went to NYC! I had two award shows to cover! Life decisions were made!). 

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